ERIC Number: ED248385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Vocational Education: An Alternative Delivery System for Small Schools. Final Report.
Peace, Betty; Lovelace, Bill
A project was conducted to develop a vocational instructional program designed to meet the vocational needs of students in small school districts. During the first phase of the project, a literature review was conducted to identify the philosophical bases, purposes, and structures that characterize cooperative vocational education programs and also to determine the characteristics of typical student participants in these programs. Next, a survey was administered to five school districts in Texas in order to collect data concerning current practices and systems for delivering cooperative, multi-occupational instruction. Based on these data, a model was developed that provided for on-the-job vocational training arranged and supervised by a teacher-coordinator. Addressed in the model were the following four components: the employment community, the school, the student, and the advisory committee. Pursuant to the development of the program model, 20 students from a small school received training for entry into occupations through vocational units for which the small school did not otherwise qualify. (Approximately three-fourths of this document consists of appendixes containing the following materials: results of a survey of 10 schools for information about multi-occupational cooperative training, examples of the activities performed in the selection of the cooperating school, the model for cooperative vocational education in small schools, and the report of a consultant evaluation specialist concerning the effectiveness of the project.) (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Competence, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Instructional Development, Instructor Coordinators, Models, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, School Districts, Small Schools, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton.
Identifiers: Small School Districts; Texas